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What You Need to Know: The Disney College Program. When millenials wish upon a star. But some wish a little harder, and get to escape to the happiest place on earth. And their incredibly enviable Facebook albums aside, they say it’s a valuable experience. So if you’re interested in this very unique internship, and maybe want to apply yourself, keep reading.
Why Did You Apply To The Program? Dan is a life- long Disney fan who has been dreaming of this program for a long time. I love Disney and I love going to the parks. She describes the process saying, “First step is to fill out the initial application. They screen those, and then they select applicants for web interviews. It’s basically a really long questionnaire about how you would react in different situations so they can get a feel for your character and decision making skills. If you pass the web interview, they call you for a phone interview.
That’s when they ask you the tough question, why do you want to work for Disney?”Her advice for applying is to just be yourself. So, What Is A Typical Day Like? Dan and Lyndsey both say that college program workers tend to get the night shift, which is around 5. PM to as late as 1.
AM. However, there is a silver lining, tons of time to explore the parks. Lyndsey says, “The bad news is your sleep schedule will get super weird. I know a lot of CPs also took classes for credit during their program and spent the mornings doing homework.”Dan describes his work day saying, “I work at the World Famous Jungle Cruise. A typical day for me (it definitely varies depending on where you work) consists of driving to work, usually around 4 p.
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From there I will rotate positions (main entrance greeter, boat load and unload, skipper, etc.) until the end of my day.”What Is Something You Can Do To Prepare? Lyndsey says that she did a ton of research on the internet. She also recommends that you read the book “Mousecatraz” which, though “terribly written” is very informative about the program. She also gives some advice about your down time “I do wish people had urged me to take advantage of the many things to do in Orlando besides Disney World. Most of my friends went out and bought season passes to Universal Studios, and spent days off in Harry Potter World.
Needless to say, I was super jealous.”Dan has some advice for living arrangements, “Stay away from Vista Way. It’s the grossest and least updated of the housing complexes, and is a mess with broken appliances, unclean living spaces, and fewer amenities than the newer locations.”He also has a warning about time off “Trying to request days off as a CP is a nightmare, and you’re so far removed from anyone of actual power”What’s On Your Disney Bucket List?
With all that time spent in the parks, there’s a few strange things that each CP wants to try. Dan wants to get off the beaten path. He’s excited to try smaller attractions like the Enchanted Tiki Room, Astro Orbiter, going up in the hot air balloon at Downtown Disney, and driving a NASCAR race car at the Richard Petty Driving Experience. Lyndsey wants to get into the guts of the rides.
When you work in attractions and operations, you tend to notice little things about rides that you never saw before. I wanted to learn how each ride system was similar/different.”Best And Worst Part Of The Disney College Program?
Lyndsey, “The best part of my program was the guests. However, they were also the worst part about my program. As a front line cast member, you’re going to get blamed for everything. You’re going to want to scream “I can’t control the weather!” or “It’s not my fault that you missed your fastpass reservation!” The best guests are the ones that realize they are in control of their own vacation destiny. Treating people with respect goes a long way in making your vacation as smooth and magical as possible. Some guests will make your day, and some will ruin them.”Dan, “The best part of my program are all of the little moments.
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Whether it’s just a funny moment between coworkers or a small moment that made a guest’s visit better, the little moments like that make all of the stress and struggles of the program worth every second. Hearing a kid walk off my boat so excited that I let him drive the boat, or having a person come up to me and say that I’m the best skipper they’ve ever had are little tiny things that make me so happy to be here.”And Finally, Who Should Apply? Lyndsey thinks that the growth the program has afforded her would make the DCP a great experience for anyone. She explains, “After working for Disney, and seeing how guests treat cast members, the way I treat people has completely changed. I am more polite, respectful, and empathetic. It has been a great lesson in ethics.”Dan agrees about the experience, but says that this program is only for the most devoted of Disney fans. You might get stuck doing food service at a hotel, and really then your love for Disney’s gotta push you through having a less- than- ideal role.
A few of my friends hate their jobs but love the program for everything else it has to offer.”If you’re caught in the (Mickey) Mouse Trap of Disney Love.
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